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The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia. Check out our speaker spotlight today!

Registration and Housing Now Open! Choose your pass, and register here!

It's not too late to be involved! Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities for the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention here

 

Being prepared for military conflict or defending against terrorist attack relies primarily on signals intelligence or ‘SIGINT’. Today, SIGINT provides the foundation for all intelligence assessment. This webinar will focus on the technical collection of intelligence from the electromagnetic spectrum under the headings of communications intelligence (‘COMINT’) and electronic intelligence (‘ELINT’). An overview will be provided to SIGINT collection methods used on the ground, in the air, in maritime and overhead (satellite). Additionally, we will look at the technologies involved, particularly at receiver technology and signals processing. A brief look at Russian and Chinese capability will demonstrate that SIGINT is now a world-wide capability. The webinar will conclude with a introduction to how SIGINT in the EM spectrum is now at the forefront of combating terrorism. 

To register for the webinar, click here!

 
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This course will cover the unified presentation of the fundamental design principles of LPI radar. This includes a thorough treatment of the numerous types of wideband modulations that can be used to reduce the probability of a non-cooperative intercept receiver’s ability to intercept and extract the waveform modulation parameters (which may easily lead to an effective jammer response). We will also cover the intercept receiver time-frequency and bi-frequency signal processing techniques that can extract the wideband waveform parameters. Autonomous classification and parameter extraction algorithms are also an objective such that a real-time jammer response can be developed – just what we did not want to happen!

Registration Now Open!

Click here to register by September 5! 

Looking for more immediate learning options? Our on-demand course library has excellent presentations from Dave Adamy, Kyle Davidson, and Warren du Plessis!  Find out more here.

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:
- ELINT/EW Engineers - L3 Aerospace Systems – Greenville, TX, United States
- Engineer/Developer: Modeling and Simulation - Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – Beavercreek, OH, United States
 
Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 
  

Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.

Take a look at the 2018 Election Guide, and get familiar with this year's candidates!

Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the elections page to learn more!

RFSoC technology has revolutionized the FPGA chip landscape by including on-chip A/D and D/A functionality and ARM processors in addition to the already expansive FPGA and processing resources available for custom applications. This type of RFSoC FPGA solution delivers a multichannel data conversion and processing solution all on a single chip. RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high-bandwidth and high-channel-count systems.

This webinar provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for getting the most performance out of this new family of FPGAs. On-chip resources will be explored in detail and board and system design considerations will be discussed including power, IP optimization, standard and custom module sizes for development and deployment in addition to the support circuitry needed for optical interfaces and connections, memory, clocking and high-signal integrity for RF inputs and outputs. Engineers involved with SIGINT, communications, DRFM, countermeasures, triggered waveform and radar chirp generation, trigged radar range gate engineer, wideband real-time transient capture, and multi-mode, high-speed data acquisition can benefit from this webinar.

Click here to register now!

 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.

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The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.  

 

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers Announced!

Major General Kirk F. Vollmecke, Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S)
Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
Major General John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Brigadier General Jennifer G. Buckner, Director of Cyber G-3/5/7, U.S. Army

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.

 

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required,  the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.     Note however,  no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.  

The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.

 
Chapter News
  

My name is Kim Lydon and I am undertaking research on Cold War wall art/graffiti at former RAF Upper Heyford as part of my MSc dissertation at the University of York. A colleague (Robyn Pender) passed on your contact details and I hope that you do not mind me making contact. My survey closes at the end of next month (to date, I have had an excellent response from former Upper Heyford USAF personnel via a memorial website).To this end, it would be great if you could include an outline of my research (plus images) and my e-mail contact through the good offices of the AOC.

  

This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click here!

August 13-15
Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus
Aurora

  

The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).

The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas. 

  

The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  

Earlier this year at EW Singapore. AOC's Singapore Chapter reported to that they would be launching a STEM program for the young ones. In May the students completed the 6-hour Inspire Me, Start Early STEM program with a top primary school, Henry Park Primary School. Thirty students attended the program with enjoyment. The program, was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.

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On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems’ Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.

  

On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual “Night Out with the Fisher Cats” minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.

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Industry News
  

Can the Army unite its rival tribes to retake the high-tech high ground of modern warfare, the electromagnetic spectrum? Those are the stakes in the service’s ongoing internal struggles over doctrine, organization, and an obscure but critical program known as TLIS, the Terrestrial Layer Intelligence System. (Breaking Defense)

  

Congress is taking aim at the military’s electronic warfare shortfalls in an attempt to rebuild the electronic warfare enterprise and ensure U.S. systems are superior to adversaries, such as China and Russia. A lengthy proposal in the conference report from the Senate and House Armed Services Committees’ annual defense policy bill directs the Pentagon to establish a cross-functional team to evaluate the capabilities of adversaries. (C4ISR Net)

  

Congress recently completed its work on H.R. 5515, the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, that authorizes $717 billion for defense and pursues several important policy changes that are relevant to the AOC community.  Arguably the most substantive EW-related provision in the NDAA is Section 1053 - Guidance on the Electronic Warfare Mission Area and Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.

  

American troops deployed in Syria are increasingly having to defend themselves against Russian jamming devices—electronic attacks with potentially lethal consequences, according to U.S. military officials and analysts. (Foreign Policy)

  

Last week, the aerospace-defense community was overwhelmingly intrigued by a report from Defenseone.com that said Boeing was pitching a new variant of its 45-year-old F-15 Eagle line of fighters to the United States Air Force. Still, next to nothing is known about this initiative, including where it came from and what it entails exactly. (The Drive)

  

The Army has a new, two-pronged strategy for Signals Intelligence, its top intelligence official said at a recent forum here. First, SIGINT forces must continue their post-9/11 evolution from a secretive, insular priesthood to a hands-on helper for frontline troops. (Breaking Defense)

  

MILITARY TECHNOLOGY’s forthcoming ‘Facts and Fallacies’ article examines recent technological advances which claim to ease the detection of so-called ‘stealth’ aircraft; those possessing a low Radar Cross Section (RCS). One particular technology falling under our spotlight is Terahertz radar. (Mönch Publishing Group)